Karina Evstratova, a Russian freestyle wrestler, has raised significant concerns by being contracted with the national security club "Dynamo," an entity directly linked to Russia's military activities in the ongoing and brutal war against Ukraine. This association intertwines sports with politics, contradicting the core principles of peace, fair play, and unity that sports should embody. The international sports community unites in denouncing the misuse of sports for political or military purposes.
Athletes should promote understanding and collaboration, fostering a spirit of camaraderie. Any involvement in war erodes the very essence of what sports stand for and diminishes their power to bridge divides. The international community emphasizes the importance of upholding ethical standards within the realm of sports, and athletes are encouraged to use their influence for promoting peace and harmony.